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    August 9, 2013
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good friday morning. u.s. interests in pakistan are under threat this morning because of new terror fears. the state department is warning americans against travel there. >> they say there's a specific threat against the u.s. consulate in lahore, pakistan's second-largest city. abc's kristin fisher joining us on the latest details from overnight. >> reporter: diana, john, the key word is specific. this is a specific threat against the u.s. consulate in lahore, which is why only a handful of emergency personnel have been allowed to stay. all americans are now being urged to stay out of pakistan. this, as most u.s. diplomats in lahore were ordered out to islamabad. the state department says the evacuation is due to concerns about credible threat information specific to the u.s. consulate in lahore. according to a senior state department official, the threat is different from the one that forced the closure of 19 other diplomatic posts earlier this week. >> it's proven to protect lives.
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and it's certainly important to keep the terrorists from being able to carry out a truly devastating attack. >> reporter: despite six u.s. drone strikes in yemen, u.s. officials believe this plot is still active and it reaches to the highest level of al qaeda. and those leaders are likely getting help from the nearly 2,000 prisoners who recently escaped from jails in iraq, libya and pakistan. >> it's possible they would be suicide bombers. it's possible they could become combatants. some may have capabilities in terms of bombmaking, which is always a concern. >> reporter: with so many u.s. embassies and consulates closed, intelligence officials are worried the terrorists will set their sights on a soft target, like a hotel. now, president obama is expected to address these threats at a white house press conference later today. his last day in washington before heading out to martha's vineyard for vacation. john? >> kristin fisher in washington, thanks very much.
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stay with abc news for the latest on the terror threat. we'll carry the president's news conference live from the white house. after his news conference, the president meets with secretary of state john kerry. kerry is getting together today with his russian counterpart. the meeting comes two days after president obama canceled a summit meeting with president vladimir putin. the case of leaker edward snowden is on the agenda. another major story this morning. the threat of more flooding hanging over the center of the nation again today. >> right now, it's raining from texas to the northeast. and in missouri, rescue teams were out in full force, searching for friends and family members. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it was a dramatic scene that had two tennessee parents in a panic. little lauren, rescued from her family's attic by firefighters. her father, in shock. >> next thing you know, we're in the attic, trying to get the baby upstairs. and it's hard. it's scary. you don't know what the water's going to do.
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so -- lose a home. >> reporter: firefighters wading through that chest-high water, clutching on to baby lauren's carrier to get her to safety. >> it was emotional. you know, you see your baby. and she's a newborn. how are you going to do this? what are you going to do to get us out? >> reporter: across the nashville area, swollen creeks caused flash flooding, forcing some to the safety of their roofs. and leaving cars floating on streets. rescue teams fanned out, fighting the fast-moving waters, to get people out. not just tennessee. from arkansas, to missouri, the heavy rain is hammering the heartland. over six inches of rain in madison, tennessee, double what they see in a month. in wallace, kansas, eight inches. and the worst, richland, missouri, 17 inches this week. enough for an entire summer. and here in the nashville area, there is water still rushing through these swollen creeks. you can tell how one point here the water rose so high, it carried that debris and garbage
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can up to that bridge. usually, this creek is only about one to two feet deep. alex perez, abc news, nashville. also happen right now, crews in southern california spent a second night battling that out-of-control wildfire east of los angeles. officials now say 26 homes have been destroyed. they expect the number to triple once they can see the damage firsthand. the fire was estimated at nearly 22-square miles with 20% containment. it is still growing. we'll have a live update on "good morning america." the search for a missing woman in oakland, california, has led police to a person of interest. they're combing through a fairgrounds after questioning a registered sex offender who dated sandra coke 22 years ago. he was spotted with her on sunday, the day she went missing. he has a long criminal history, that includes kidnapping and rape. and he was previously charged in two murders. >> we have not arrested this person in this case. but we are looking at this person as a person of interest. they have had history of dating. they are known to each other.
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>> coke is an investigator for the federal public defender's office. her family and friends have put up a $100,000 reward. two college friends of suspected boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsaranev, face charges for throwing away fireworks and other items they found in tsaranev's dormroom before capture. if crickonvicted, they will spe0 years in prison. the atlantic hurricane season has been fairly quiet so far. but there may be busy months ahead. the forecast is calling for three to five major hurricanes over the next few months, with winds topping 110 miles per hour. still, forecasters have actually trimmed back the number of significant storms expected. they're now predicting six to nine hurricanes. now, to america's newest millionaires. we've learned overnight that 16 vehicle maintenance workers from south new jersey have one of those winning powerball tickets.
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>> a account official says they're hardworking people who showed up for work yesterday, perhaps knowing they had won. the minnesota winner wasted no time coming forward to claim his share of $448 million. paul white is a divorced father of two. >> i feel the pressure off my shoulders that you carry every day for you. how am i going to pay for my kid to go to college. want to take care of them if they have health issues. all these things gone. don't have to worry about them again. it's amazing. >> white said he will take a lump sum which will amount to $58.3 million after taxes. despite the odds after a jackpot win, white said he daydreamed about how he would spend the winnings if he ever won. i don't think it's how terrible the odds are, everybody dreams of winning the lottery. >> it's a chance at a dream. i play every time it gets to $100 million. but $40 million isn't enough for some silly reason. >> i know. i never play unless it makes the
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news. >> i buy into the hype. >> right. it's out there, it's like $400 million. then, all right. i'm clearly going to win. i must play. the lottery is waiting on me. >> by the way, this time yesterday, you said your mom lived amile away from one of the winning tickets in new jersey. did you ask her? >> i asked her. my first question out of my mouth when i spoke to her this morning. no such luck. plus, i said if i won, i wouldn't be here. that goes for anyone in my family. we did not win. a be ig move by the ncaa. why some college fans will no longer find team jerseys on the organization website. killer confession. a man accused of murdering his wife and posting the images from that scene on facebook. new details on the investigation. missing baby history. a story of a newborn that was stolen from a hospital 50 years ago. and it's getting stranger and stranger, with a new, stunning discovery. we'll be right back.
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stocks opening higher this morning after snapping a three-day freefall. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 all up yesterday on positive news about jobs. but investors are still nervous about when the fed could end that economic stimulus program. and taxpayers are getting a $10 billion check from fannie mae. that means the massive mortgage company has the paid back about 90% of its $117 billion bailout during the housing collapse. the new, huge profits from fannie mae are complicating the president's plan to do away with it and its counterpart, freddie mac. the ncaa is getting out of the business of selling jerseys
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and other official merchandise. it will stop selling the gear, where it's fighting former and current athletes over the use of their names and likenesses. the founders of youtube are back at it with a new video app. mixed bit allows users to shoot, edit and publish videos from their devices. the finish product can run from one minute to one hour in length. and the co-founder of paypal has a new app to help women get pregnant. it will pay for fertility treatment. or help pay for fertility fremont. glow first costs $50 a month. that's interesting territory. >> that's very interesting. how about less time on the smartphone and more time getting busy. >> less distractions. when we come back, miracle on the highway. a priest that appears on the crash site suddenly vanishes. witnesses describing what they
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authorities thought they found that child in new jersey and reunited him with his parents. genetic testing reveals they're not related at all. barbara walters spoke with him. >> how do you feel when you see this picture? >> i want to find him, and hug him and make sure he's okay. >> he says nothing would make him happier but to find the real paul. and find out what happened to him, as well. you can see much more of paul's story tonight on "20/20." a miami man charged with murdering his wife, allegedly posted a grisly photo of her bloody body on facebook. he turned himself in after that picture appeared on facebook and stayed up for more than five hours. it was also a post that said he was going to prison for killing his wife. he claimed his wife, jennifer au lon zoe, was abusing him. there's a manhunt across the western u.s., for a kidnapping
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suspect that is accused of murder. james dimaggio is suspected of kidnapping hannah anderson, after setting their house on fire, with the girl's mother and likely her young mother inside. an amber alert is in effect for california, oregon, washington and nevada. he may have abandoned his blue nissan. and it may be rigged with explosi explosives. this man appeared at an accident sunday morning, as this young woman was fighting for her life. she had been trapped in the car for two hours. and she was asking for prayers. witnesses say the man was dressed like a catholic priest. and he seemed to come out of nowhere. >> he came up and approached the patient. and did offer a prayer. it was a catholic priest. he had anointing oil with him. >> and a sense of calmness come over her then. >> crews managed to free the young woman. when they turned around, that man was gone. the mystery of how the shark
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got into the new york subway car may have been solved. a mom from brooklyn tell "the new york post," says her kids were taking pictures of a dead fish on the beach. a marine expert said that the sharks have a similar look and size. so, the question is, is the mystery solved? >> yeah, right. got to be surveillance video. there's got to be. >> bigger mystery. who put the red bull and the cigarette next to the shark. >> the other photo. great night for football fans last night. five preseason games. >> the regular season is not far away. here are our friends at espn, with all the highlights. >> good morning, america. this is neil everett. i'm at the "sportscenter" desk in los angeles, bringing you what happened thursday in the world of sports. and oh, the football was back. and there's colin kaepernick, taking on the broncos. and finding the former raven,
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anquan boldin. peyton manning. things to do in denver when your career's not dead. he's going to thomas there. pressured by alvin smith here. the pass ball short to wes welker. broncos won, 10-6, in a warm-up game. the delaware destroyers, joe flacco to ray rice. flacco, going to jacoby jones. the former texas a&m aggie. flacco, seven of nine. 57 yards with a pick. ravens would win by many. the last major of the golf season. and it's the last chance this year for tiger woods to get major number 15. bogey putt left him at double-bogey at the final ole. 1 over 71. jim furyk, former major champion. he's our co-leader. shoots a 5 under 65. the approach on 18 leads to a short birdie putt.
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and your reigning masters champion, adam scott. had a run of five-straight birdies. he ends the day tied with furyk at the top at 5 under. remember to always tip your caddie. and have a great friday. coming up next, "the pulse." and one excited grandma. what could be the best pregnancy announcement ever. and fightal voyage. it inspired a sitcom sensation. ♪ [ male announcer ] ever wonder why no other mouthwash feels like listerine®?
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all right. it's time to check "the pulse." we start with a special pregnancy announcement, that one couple faked up with the grandmother to be. they said, they were going away for her birthday. but they had hidden her present
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in thish kitchen. eventually, she opens the oven. >> what is it? >> oh, it's a bun. it's in the -- a bun. >> a bun in the oven. happiness all around. the new arrival is due in december. it will be the couple's first child. we wish them well. >> so great. a cruise ship that repeatedly docked before the final country has made its final voyage. >> "the pacific princess," better known as the love boat has ended up in a scrap yard in turkey. the 32-year-old ship was the subject of the series. >> they will strip it for parts. >> that's just not right. you remember isaac when he went like this? yeah. >> yeah.
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now, imagine the surprise of a delta airlines passenger who was given the confirmation number g-o-n-e-r 5. >> she talked to delta. we've been through hard times. but is this my confirmation number? i would be scared. i wouldn't be take that flight. >> it should be goner 13. finally, some amazingly creative urban living. a guy in new york has retrofitted a dumpster with all of the comforts at home. >> he has a kitchen, including a toaster oven in the sink. and bolted on a barbecue. he has a sofa and a bed. >> it has electricity and outdoor bathing area, even a stocked bar. he's made it a way of challenging himself to see if he could create a home that's just about undetectable as anything. >> 10,000 bucks here in new york
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checking our top stories -- the state department has issued a warning against travel to pakistan, after a new terror threat. the u.s. consulate in the city of lahore is the apparent target. the president will likely address these threats during a news conference this afternoon. the raging wildfire in southern california is still growing. destroying at least 26 homes so st far. and it's only 20% contained. the threat of flash flooding across the heartland today. people had to be rescued in tennessee and missouri. let's look at today's weather. showers from the pacific northwest. thunderstorms from new mexico to wyoming. heavy rain from kansas to the ohio valley. and there are showers and thunderstorms for much of the east coast. bring your umbrellas. the late-night laughs. they keep coming this week with
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a wide range of topics. >> from anthony weiner to vladimir putin. that's wide-ranging. here are your "friday funny." >> in june, russian president vladimir putin signed an anti-gay law, that prohibits public displays of affection and any signs of gay pride. you can be arrested in russia for appearing gay. you can be arrested for dressing like this. or walking down the street, like this. or even riding a horse, like this. >> on the section 45 of the tax code, you can get a tax break for burning chicken poop, which is clearly insane. you shouldn't be paid to burn chicken poop. you should do it for the love of chicken poop burning. this is a daredevil. a guy by the name of anthony martin. he pulled a crazy stunt in illinois yesterday. he went up in a plane, up to 14,000 feet. and he had his friends handcuff
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him and lock him inside a cas t casket. then, pushed it out of the plane. he was able to get out of the box in time. he released his parachute and survived unharmed. two spectators were killed by the casket. but he was fine. >> anthony weiner. he's still not going away. he's still running for mayor here in new york, despite all of these sex scandals. he just released a 19-page booklet on new proposals oen how to improve life in new york city. that sounds good until you find out it's a pop-up booklet. >> i don't even need self-confidence to choose myself over the vmas. it's time to dance. jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> our own version of "friday funnies." thursday funnies for us. that's what's making news in
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america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." and have a wonderful friday and a great weekend. >> straight ahead, a new alert leads to new evacuations overseas. we'll have the latest. plus a terrifying situation as police say a mother and deducts her two children from the hospital. "good morning, washington," it is friday, august 9th, i'm scott thuman. >> and i'm jummy olabanji. we're going to get started with weather. get over to meteorologist jacqui jeras. jacqui, we're just saying today really a lot like yesterday. >> yes, we're waking up to a couple sprinkles and light showers. all of this is north of the metro area but a bit of a gloomy start for your friday. there you can see t

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